Greco's Ghosts

Art. History. Culture.

Boston Bloggin: Day Two

Day Two was spent in the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This iconic institution, named after its founder, a wealthy connoisseur of art who lived from 1840-1924, is nestled in Boston’s … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Did You Bury Your Sardine? It’s Lent People!

Carnival, carne vale in Latin, means “farewell to meat.” We recently celebrated Carnival/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras. We engorged ourselves on greasy meats, King cakes, paczkis and other empty carbs, perhaps even a … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Celebrating Hellenistic Sculpture: A Victory Restored

How do you feel about restoring ancient art? There was a time when it was common museum/curatorial practice to actually restore parts of an object back onto itself. In other … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Horror in October Part Two: The Female Monster

The monster is most often an embodiment of traditional masculine characteristics. If a monster is considered female, it has to be indicated so, otherwise we would probably just assume the … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Et tu, Brute? Images of Ultimate Betrayal

As Captain Jack Sparrow put it so succinctly, “The deepest circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers.” These are the all-time backstabbers, the ancient screw-overs, the historic sellouts, … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Visiting Michelangelo’s “David”

It seems a bit cliché to have one of the earliest posts on Greco’s Ghosts written about Michelangelo’s David, but I could not resist. I’d like to think that I have … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

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